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Title Moments of magical realism in U.S. ethnic literatures / edited by Lyn Di Iorio Sandín and Richard Perez
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 279 pages)
Contents PART I: TRAUMATIC INHERITANCES: THE PSYCHIC LIFE OF MAGIC -- 1. Trauma, Magic, and Genealogy; Lyn Di Iorio -- 2. The Exhaustion of Magical Realism in the Work of Junot D̕az and Roberto Boląo; Roman de la Campa -- 3. Flying to Save Her Life: Bad Luck, Bad Choices, Bad Mothers in Gina B. Nahai's Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith; Ibis G̤mez-Vega -- PART II: SENSORY IRRUPTIONS; MAGICAL SENSIBILITIES -- 4. Flashes of Transgression: The Fuk͠, Negative Aesthetics, and the Future in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot D̕az; Richard Perez -- 5. Rhythm and Freedom: African American Magical Realism and the Creation of a Home Country; Angela J. Francis -- 6. Of Magical Gourds and Secret Senses: The Uses of Magical Realism in Asian American Literature; Begǫa Simal-Gonz̀lez -- PART III: PROPHETIC PRACTICES; MYTHIC KNOWLEDGES -- 7. 'We, the shamans, eat tobacco and sing': Figures of Shamanic Power in US and Latin American Magical Realism; Wendy Faris -- 8. Mythic Realism, Dreams, and Prophecy in James Welch's The Heartsong of Charging Elk; Lori Burlingame -- 9. Native American (Mythic) Realism: The Infusion of Myth into Magical Realist Politics in Contemporary Native American Literature; Allison E. Brown -- PART IV: MAGIC, MEMORY, AND SPACE -- 10. Lifting 'the Weight of the Continent': Magical Realism on the North American Landscape; Shannin Schroeder -- 11. Post-Holocaust Fiction and the Magical Realist Turn; Caroline Rody -- 12. Mama Day: Where Gothicism and Magical Realism Meet; Donald J. Reilly
Summary This is the first anthology of its kind in two ways: first, it points to a subtle shift away from privileging magical realism as a monolithic category in the literatures of the Americas and second, it focuses this critical approach highlighting the work of writers from all the major minority groups of color - US Latino/a, African American, Native American, and Asian American, Jewish American, or Iranian American ancestry - who deploy magical realist moments to refer to traumatic or suppressed histories. Groundbreaking essays by both established experts and rising scholars offer a myriad of methodologies, including literary, psychoanalytic, and trauma theories; historiography, myth, and mnemonic analyses; religious, anthropological, and Marxist approaches. Magical realist moments conceal and reveal traumatic pasts, suppressed histories, half-known memories, lies, truths, new affinities, and even signposts to the future
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject American literature -- Minority authors -- History and criticism.
Ethnic groups in literature.
Magic realism (Literature)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Perez, Richard, 1969-
Sandín, Lyn Di Iorio, 1964-
ISBN 1137329246 (electronic bk.)
1283947447 (MyiLibrary)
9781137329240 (electronic bk.)
9781283947442 (MyiLibrary)